MEDIA RELEASE: NEW REPORT SHOWS THAT ESG CAN MITIGATE RISK, PROVIDE VALUE IN DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS

MEDIA RELEASE LONDON, 18 September 2014 – Analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues such as corruption and climate change should be considered as a natural fit for fixed income investors as it can help to manage risk and identify credit strength, according to a new report released by …

UN Coalition of Leading Investors Outlines a New Corporate Governance Paradigm for Sustainability

Ethical Markets welcomes this initiative!  Hazel Henderson, Editor Media Release     UN Coalition of Leading Investors Outlines a  New Corporate Governance Paradigm for Sustainability   Integrated Governance – A new model of governance for sustainability Geneva, 16 June 2014 – Integrated Governance – A new model of governance for sustainability, a …

BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY Expanding the Footprint of the Regenerative Economy February 2-4, 2014, Kiawah Island, SC

Limited to 200 Collaborators, The Event is Best Suited For: Conscious Investors (Private Family Offices, Endowments, Foundations, Public Plan Sponsors) and their ecosystem of traditional and alternative investment managers, wealth advisors & professional services providers (read more) Environmental Conservationists and their ecosystem of philanthropists and companies providing support, products and services dedicated to environmental conservation (read more) …

STOXX launches ESG weighted version of EURO STOXX 50 / STOXX Europe 50

STOXX Limited today introduced the EURO iSTOXX 50 SD-KPI and iSTOXX Europe50 SD-KPI indices. The two indices cover all 50 components of two Europeanblue-chip indices, namely the EURO STOXX 50 and the STOXX Europe 50. Thecomponents are slightly overweighted or underweighted (i.e. -10%, -5%, 0%,5%, 10%) on the basis of …

Mercer’s Responsible Investment Update

ISSUE 22 – BACK TO BASICS EDITION Dear Responsible Investment subscriber, We are pleased to share with you the latest edition of our Responsible Investment Update, a global review highlighting important new resources and reports about integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into investment decision-making processes. This month, …

Innovation is in urgent need of revival

The good folks from Occupy Wall Street/St Paul’s/the City have rightly drawn the world’s attention to many of the worst ills of contemporary capitalism, but they have not yet mentioned one which we consider to be equally pernicious: the financial system’s almost pathological abhorrence of innovation. All over the world, …

Investment & Pensions Asia – Weekly Bulletin

Dear Hazel Henderson, Institutions Shift to Higher Yielding Assets by Richard Newell – Fidelity report shows investors favour investment-grade bonds and high-dividend equities which are perceived to offer a better trade-off between income and risk 10/08/12 BNY Mellon names new Head of Investment Strategy for Asia Latest News From the …

Long-term investment beliefs are focus of P&I-Oxford survey – a few days left to participate!

Network for Sustainable Financial Markets has posted a new item, ‘Long-term investment beliefs are focus of P&I-Oxford survey – a few days left to participate!’ Pensions & Investments and Oxford University launched a survey on May 23 exploring long-term investment beliefs. Institutional investors ? including executives at pension funds, foundations, …

SRI breaks through the €100 billion mark in France

Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) represents €115 billion in assets under management in France and grew by 69% between 2010 and 2011, according to Novethic’s exclusive annual study of the French SRI market. The Novethic Research Centre also noted a widespread application of exclusion practices in non-SRI management, but with a …

Global Consortium of Institutional Investors Integrate ESG Factors Into Real Estate

Global Consortium of Institutional Investors Integrate ESG Factors Into Real Estate Investments GRESB to join forces with GRI to enhance disclosure on sustainability in real estate sector Amsterdam, April 4, 2012 – Thirty of the world’s largest pension asset managers, the major real estate industry associations and a large group …